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Put those pantry spices to good use with homemade seasoning blends like this easy Cajun seasoning mixture.
http://www.themakeyourownzone.com/2015/06/homemade-cajun-seasoning-blend.html
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Save money and learn how to make your own homemade cajun seasoning spice blend with this recipe that uses your pantry spices.
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Thanks to +Sue Anne Dunlevie  for  gathering these great Pinterest tips from bloggers, and for including me in the group!
 
See what these 31 Pinterest experts say about their best way to market their blogs with Pinterest
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Thanks +Beverly Leestma for giving us such a great tip! I'm loving Pinterest - the traffic is steady and stable and going up every week.
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Chuckle for the day :)
 
Don't let Fridays get the best of you. :)
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Maybe some of you already knew how to do this on PicMonkey, but it was new to me and has helped me so much in choosing colors for my texts and overlays that coordinate perfectly on my blog photos.

Instructions here = = > >  http://wp.me/p3c8hv-eq
#bloggingtips   #blogphotos   #bloggingtipsandtricks  
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Yes, I just started doing this recently when I realized how much better it looked.
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Make your own onion rings with this tasty recipe from +Tracy Wood I love that these can be made in the oven.
 
Oven-Baked Onion Rings (from "Appetite for Reduction")
“Give even an onion graciously.” Afghan proverb I hope you are not overlooking the humble onion in your
weekly menus. I consider it one of the best vegetables on the planet. These
baked onion rings are perfection! Serve with the classic burger, but also
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Make the rings: use one hand to dip a single onion ring into the milk mixture and get it completely covered. Use the same hand to move the ring to the breading. Use the other hand to cover the ring with as many crumbs as you can. Carefully place on the prepared baking sheet.
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Enjoying a recipe makeover that a reader gave me - skip the margarine spreads and make this healthy butter spread instead.

http://wp.me/p2EvBF-24q
  Back in the early days of this blog I tried a recipe for making your own margarine spread. And . . . it did not turn out... Read More »
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Enjoy summertime while sipping this mix-it-yourself sangria.  I love this recipe as an easy alternative to just a plain old bottle of wine.

Recipe here = = >  http://www.themakeyourownzone.com/2014/06/lets-make-sangria.html
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Love that this list of linky parties includes times when the parties start - very helpful +Cynthia Landrie  Thanks!
 
Do you want to grow your blog?  Have you tried using link parties?  Stop by and read Grow Your Blog With Link Parties.  I share some tips and a list of over 150 Link Parties
http://feedingbig.com/?p=8261
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Yarn dyed with mushrooms- how beautiful!
 
This is the dyeing results from the mushrooms picked in my lawn last week.  The color is rich and gorgeous and even better in real life that the photo. I can't wait for more of those to grow so I can harvest them again. 
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This homemade taco sauce continues to be a favorite of my readers.  It's such an easy and tasty alternative to the store bought version.  I made another batch this week too - Yum!

Recipe here = = >  >  http://www.themakeyourownzone.com/2011/06/do-you-like-ortega-taco-sauce-try-making-your-own.html
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Making a lightbox has been on my to do list for a while now.  This article is making me feel like I can do it!

http://www.househoneys.com/how-to-make-your-photos-pop-using-a-lightbox/
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I've fallen out of the habit of making infused water, but these recipes from +Merissa Alink are inspiring me to start making them again.  They sound delicious!
 
Want the perfect drink for summer? You have to try some of these infused water recipes! This post includes one for Orange Basil and Cherry Mint and several more ideas, they are all delicious!

Recipes: http://www.littlehouseliving.com/cherry-mint-water-infused-water-recipes.html
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